Monday, August 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Photos
Hurricane Harvey is currently sitting off the coast of Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico, revving up it's power again, from the warm waters of the Gulf. It is expected to continue dumping rain over southern coastal Texas and southern Louisiana for the next week. Buildings went down in Rockport, where Harvey first made landfall. Now the danger is flooding - for everyone nearby. Most areas of Texas receive 50 inches of rain, or less, each year. They have received more than that amount since Friday evening; and the storm is going to continue to produce rain for at least the next week. Two reservoirs with dams were filled to over-flowing, and today, engineers in Houston decided to open their spillways, knowing it would produce more flooding in the city, but hoping the released water would do less damage than having the dams burst. We'll see what happens....
Flooding in Dickinson
Submerged car on a Houston street
Houston under water